Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

VAST Residential Student Procedure for Overnight Guests

Because of the unique nature of the VAST student body, the College invokes a different standard than exists with other VTC students. VAST students under the age of eighteen cannot have guests in their room or be guests in another room between the hours of 1:00am and 7:00am. Permission to have guests must be granted by a parent or guardian to the Residence Hall Director on duty prior to 9:00pm on the night the guest will stay over.

In the case that a VAST student‘s roommate is also under the age of 18, the roommate‘s parent(s) or guardian(s) must also grant permission. Any time there is a guest staying overnight in the room of a VAST student under eighteen his or her parent or guardian must give permission.

Parents and Guardians can give blanket permission to allow a VAST student the right to have overnight guests. The permission should be submitted in writing to the Director of VAST.

The Director of VAST and Assistant Dean of Students are responsible for implementing this policy, assisted by the Resident Assistants and Resident Hall Directors. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the Director of VAST who will determine the appropriate action to be taken.

VAST Residential Student Procedure for Overnight Campus Departure

The College recognizes the value of having students remain on campus during the weekend and endeavors to provide social and cultural activities for those students. It also realizes that many students, especially those who live within the State, choose to maintain ties with family and friends by going home for the weekend or occasionally on a weeknight.

All VAST students who choose to leave the campus must sign out with the Resident Director or Resident Assistant on duty. They must sign back in with the Resident Assistant on duty when they return. If the student’s destination is somewhere other than their home, parental permission is required. Students need to notify the Resident Assistant on duty if they will be unavoidably late in returning to campus from a weekend or day trip.

Parents and Guardians can give blanket permission to allow a VAST student the right to depart overnight to a destination other than their home. The permission should be submitted in writing to Director of VAST.

The Director is responsible for implementing this policy, assisted by the Resident Assistants. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the Director of VAST who will determine the appropriate action to be taken.